Charles Irving Montgomery, 88, of Buchanan, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021.
He was born on August 24, 1933, to the late Paxton Montgomery Sr., and Ella Kelsey Montgomery. He was raised in Buchanan, and graduated from Buchanan High School in 1950. Charles was drafted in the Army in 1953 and served in the United States Army Infantry during the Korean War. Following his service in the Army, he worked at James Lees & Sons in Glasgow, and retired from Groendyke Mfg. Company in Buchanan, as superintendent.
Charles had many interests. He was a life member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, a life member of VFW Post 5895, a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and 59 years as a continuous member of the American Legion, Post 93 in Buchanan. Charles was also a life member of the National Plott Hound Association, and the American Plott Hound Association, as well as the Virginia Bear Hunters Association.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brothers, Paxton Jr., David, and Harry Montgomery; and sisters, Betty May, and Doris Doss.
He is survived by his daughter, Ann Montgomery of Roanoke; stepson, David Fritts and wife, Martha; fiancée, Laura Powell; four sisters, Mary M. Bryant of Buchanan, Grace M. and husband, Walter Alexander, of Buchanan, Sara M. and husband, Donald Britt, of Eagle Rock, Margaret and husband, James Nathe, of Waynesboro; sister-in-law, Gwen Montgomery.
Charles’ funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 18, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Buchanan. The family received friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.